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Judge Posner: ‘I Regard Posthumous Encomia for Scalia as Absurd’

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Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage

17 minutes agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Woodard v. Labrada, 2016 WL 3436434, No. 16-00189 (C.D. Cal. May 12, 2016) Woodard brought a putative class action alleging that various defendants (Media Defendants) misrepresented the weight loss benefits of weight loss supplement products made by the Manufacturing Defendants. Show More Summary

The Ideal Allies

Climbing the steps of the Supreme Court building Monday morning on the day the court rules to strike down Texas’ absurd abortion restrictions and reassert the constitutional right to an abortion is a bit like trying to force your way through a rave. Show More Summary

Vague Definition Of `Official Act’ Is Get Out Of Jail Free Card For Ex-Governor

32 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Full Disclosure

The Supreme Court, in an admittedly "tawdry" case, says the government went too far in prosecuting a Virginia governor.

MPAA Boss: Actually Being Good To Consumers Would Be Horrible For Hollywood

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

MPAA Chris Dodd has apparently decided to take the fairly insane stance that what's good for the public is clearly bad for Hollywood. That's the only conclusion that can come from the news that he's actively campaigning against the EU...Show More Summary

Chicago Firm Bumps Salaries In Multiple Offices

Raises for associates in many different parts of the country.

ABA May Be Stripped Of Power To Accredit New Law Schools

The ABA's practices have finally struck a government agency as crazy.

China Employment Disputes: Settle, Settle, Settle.

Attorney Dan Harris says there's only one way to deal with labor disputes in China.

The Strongest Affirmation Of Abortion Rights In Decades

Don’t let the 5 -3 opinion fool you. You can argue that there was a 7-1 majority that Planned Parenthood is “settled law.”

Diversity Is Not Equity

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher vs. University of Texas II and the seemingly dogged persistence of affirmative action in higher education. The decision may slow the three decade–long attack,...Show More Summary

Lawyer for Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell Savors High Court Victory

Law Blog chats with Jones Day partner Noel Francisco, who successfully represented former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell before the Supreme Court.

SCOTUS Abortion Ruling: Highlights from the Majority and Dissenting Opinions

Highlights from the Supreme Court's majority and dissenting opinions in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

Takata Airbag Recall Balloons — 7 Automakers Join List

NHTSA Calls Controversy ‘Largest and Most Complex Safety Recall in U.S. History’ The consumer-safety threat posed by defective airbags in millions of vehicles worldwide has escalated again. On June 2, seven automobile manufacturers added...Show More Summary

Copyright Office Pushing Dangerous And Ridiculous Plan To Strip Websites Of DMCA Safe Harbors

4 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back at the end of May the Copyright Office put out a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning some changes to the DMCA agent registration process. As we've noted for years, technically to be covered by the important DMCA safe...Show More Summary

Supreme Court denies Sequenom Petition: Alice and Mayo Remain

by Dennis Crouch Patentees in the biotech and software industries had placed substantial hope on the pending Supreme Court case of Sequenom v. Ariosa: The hope being that the case would serve as a vehicle for the Court to step-back from the strong language of Alice and Mayo that has led to rejection and invalidation for many.  The Supreme Court […]

Supreme Court to Decide Patent Export Case: Life Tech v. Promega

by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court has granted a petition for writ of certiorari in the pending patent case of Life Tech. v. Promega Corp (14-1538) – focusing only on Question 2: Whether the Federal Circuit erred in holding that supplying a single, commodity component of a multi-component invention from the United States is an […]

Thinking Like A Non-Lawyer

In-house columnist Mark Herrmann says that sometimes, it’s best not to think like a lawyer.

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